Saturday, 27 August 2011

A giftcard holder for a friends' birthday

A few weeks back Kenny K's Krafty Girlz had a challenge to make a pocket card.  I did not enter the challenge, but suddenly remembered about it when I decided to make a card for a friends'  birthday.  I decided on getting her a gift card from a local bookstore so I thought the pocket card would be a fun new thing to try.  The image I used is Lady Raven and I chose her because she has an uncanny resemblance to my friend!!!

Here is my pocket card.

and here is a close-up of Lady (Estelle) Raven.

We had loads of fun at her birthday breakfast this morning and my card was a hit!

Tuesday, 2 August 2011


After the last time, not posting for quite some time, I promised myself I would not let so much time pass before posting here again.  Yeah right, see how that one worked out for me!
I've been so busy checking out other people's blogs, cards and coloring that I didn't do much coloring etc myself.  When I sat down to do this post, I couldn't even remember how to do a new post (yeah, I'm so ashamed) *blush*  Anyway, the reason for my sudden return is ................... I've found a challenge on Make it Colorful that I really wanted to give a go. 

The challenge is to color dark skin! PHEW!! You wouldn't believe how hard it was finding a image to color with a dark skin!!!  After much deliberation I decided on Dante's Drum by Mo Manning.  I simply love her images and its never hard to find something cute there! My only problem was finding something that I would use again.  Okay, so without to much further babbling.................

Here's Dante feeling irie!

and here's a closer look

Really had so much fun with this one.  I colored him mostly with watercolor pencils (see the smudge on the drum) and here and there used my Promarkers.

  Just goes to show I need to make more time for coloring!! LOL